A loan of $575 helped to buy cucumber and tomato seeds.

Burlay's story

Burlay is 37 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising five children. Burlay has a secondary education. As the main source of income for her family, Burlay practices livestock breeding and crop farming. She started this business 20 years ago with 7,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Burlay's hard work, she currently has 3 milk cows on her farm, as well as a 0.52 hectare plot of land on which she annually grows cucumbers and tomatoes for personal consumption and sale. She has a hothouse at her home. Her joint income is 10,000 som (KGS). For the purpose of further developing her business, Burlay turned to Microfinance Bank "Bai Tushum." She is requesting a loan to buy cucumber and tomato seeds for sowing. Burlay is determined to receive a good harvest which will fundamentally increase her family's capital. Burlay plans to invest the earnings from the loan in the further acquisition of livestock. She also intends to save money to for her children's future education.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Hilary Hemmings

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